December 5, 2008 at 1:18 pm #28379
In recent months those of you in the states that have Comcast know about the caps that have been imposed and the lack of any real way to know just how much bandwidth you have been using.You may also be aware that there has been no response from Comcast on how to keep track of your bandwidth, and that most bandwidth usage meters are paid products.I ran across this program the other day which is free and works very well.Simple to install and easy to use just follow the instruction from the web page the download link is at the topAnalogx Net Stat LivePretty cool even if your just curious how much bandwidth your usingBearDecember 5, 2008 at 9:21 pm #30426
I am hooked up with Telstra Bigpond which is the biggest provider in Australia. They have their own bandwidth meter on bigpond.com however people do not even realise what they can use and how it adds up… Don't laugh but my parents had a limit of 400mb a month on a cheap plan and of course went over it... All they did was send and receive emails, but they thought nothing of it. Unfortunately these were emails loaded with pictures of the many grandchildren they have.I have a 25GIG limit at at one stage I went over it, however now I go no where near it. I think it is very important to check your bandwidth and see what its up to because I know of people that have been charged thousands of dollars for going over just in one month.December 6, 2008 at 7:35 am #30427
Wow, who knew there was even such a thing available – and better yet, free!December 6, 2008 at 8:06 am #30428
Here in OZ you pay for every bit of Bandwith used,and it's not cheapI am with OPTUS and immediately you exceed your limit,I am paralysed,as they cut your speed down from 5000 KB/S to something like 17 KB/S.I am on 60 GIG per 28 days contract.This is what my meter looks like.December 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm #30429
It is always a 28 day cycle ?Do you hit your limit on a regular basis ?BearDecember 6, 2008 at 12:40 pm #30430
Wow, who knew there was even such a thing available - and better yet, free!December 6, 2008 at 12:58 pm #30431
Was a 28 day cycle (13 months/Year) and I just checked my latest account,and they have gone back to a normal monthly cycle,as my contract has expired.So now on a month to month.Also I cant prove this, but read somewhere, their MB's arent true MB's.They promised up to 20000 Bites per second, and delivered 5000 max.Only after you accept the contract,all the excuses are then given, as to why I am not getting, anywhere near the Max Speed.I have run out a few times,and had to pay for a bigger bandwith contract,or wait till the start of the new Billing month.I have 20 GIG Mid day to Midnight (Peak Time) and 40 GIG from Midnight to Midday (Off peak)Australia is so far behind the States, in Internet Speeds, and don't think much is going to change, in the near future.Other providers here are no better.December 6, 2008 at 1:07 pm #30432
I feel for you bud, if there is ever anything that you ever need that is to big for you to download just let me know and i would be happy to get it and snail mail you a diskBearps that goes for anyone here "Only legal files of course"Bear againDecember 6, 2008 at 1:12 pm #30433
Thanks Bear,appreciate it.I ran that Tracert pctipforum over 30 hops and it went up to 12.Not sure what it all means.Didnt want to host a screen shot as lot of information.December 6, 2008 at 1:22 pm #30434
Thanks Bear,appreciate it.I ran that Tracert pctipforum over 30 hops and it went up to 12.Not sure what it all means.Didnt want to host a screen shot as lot of information.
Each line is a stop you make on your way here, you can also check to see how fast you get here by typing ping pctipforum.comPackets of info will be sent on a round trip and the time taken will show in millisecondsThere are sites that do the same thing by clicking a link but Command prompt is so much more funBearDecember 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm #30435December 6, 2008 at 6:43 pm #30436
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